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The 2023 ONIT Home and The Honor Foundation Golf Tournament Recap

A group of four golfers at the Denton Country Club for the ONIT Home and The Honor Foundation Annual Golf Tournament on April 3, 2023
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The ONIT Home and The Honor Foundation first annual charity golf tournament was a huge success, raising a total of $45,000 for The Honor Foundation. The tournament took place on April 3, 2023, at the Denton Club in Argyle, Texas, with 108 participants. 

The Honor Foundation is a veteran nonprofit organization that helps members of the U.S. Special Operations community transition into civilian life. The funds raised at the golf tournament go towards providing resources and tools to support veterans in their civilian careers.

An Army helicopter landing on the golf course at the Denton Country Club on April 3, 2023 for the ONIT Home and The Honor Foundation Annual Golf Tournament

The day started off with a helicopter landing, followed by the national anthem, testimonials from The Honor Foundation Alumni, a quick review of the rules and then it was time to go! The golf tournament was an 18-hole course, including challenges like a hole-in-one or longest drive. It was a 4-person scramble format and the day included breakfast, lunch, and a banquet dinner where participants heard from speakers.

There were seven different registration options:

  • Single
  • Foursome
  • Bronze Sponsorship
  • Silver Sponsorship
  • Gold Sponsorship
  • Platinum Sponsorship
  • Titanium Sponsorship

A speaker during the 2023 ONIT Home and The Honor Foundation Golf Tournament

The Speakers 

Yuma Barnett

Yuma Barnett joined the Army in August 2000 and has spent the entirety of his military career in the 75th Ranger Regiment. He has served in every leadership position from Ranger Rifleman to Operations Sergeant Major of a 930 personnel Ranger Battalion. 

During his time in the 75th Ranger Regiment, Yuma was deployed 16 times. His duty positions ranged from Ranger Rifleman in a squad to Task Force Operations Sergeant Major. He has been awarded three Bronze Stars for service, two Meritorious Service Medals, and numerous other awards and accommodations. When asked, he will always say his greatest accomplishment is that he never lost any of his Rangers in combat. He credits this to his ability to build a culture of accountability that pursues excellence in all they do as Rangers. 

In his spare time, Yuma enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids.

Jason R. Degenhard

Jason R Degenhard has over 20 years of service in the armed services with 17 years in Special Operations and 12 on the compound. Degenhard has completed 44 temporary duty assignments and seven deployments in 17 countries and 44 states. He is a Unit Supply Specialist turned Acquisition, Accountability, Budget, Finance, Movement, Transportation, Logistical Exercise Planner, and Warehousing SME. 

Degenhard was assessed and selected for the Special Mission unit in 2011. In 2019, he was an SGM board select. Degenhard’s awards include Bronze Star, Distinguished Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Humanitarian (Katrina), and 18 others. Degenhard is husband to an amazing 20-year veteran, Rachel, a father to six children and grandfather to three.

Chris Roop

Chris Roop (CW5 Roop) started basic training in Ft. Benning, Georgia. Upon completion, CW5 Roop began Airborne School and the Ranger Indoctrination Program at Ft. Benning before Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2001. In 2003, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a UH-60 Pilot with B Company. Mid-tour, he successfully assessed for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). 

CW5 Roop returned from Iraq, and from 2004-2018, he completed Green Platoon, joined the ranks of Task Force 1-160 to serve as an MH-60K Basic Mission Qualified Pilot, and became a Regimental Flight Lead and Company Standardization Pilot of Dco. He also served as Battalion Standardization Pilot, Regimental Standardization Pilot, and Senior Warrant Officer. In March 2022, CW5 Roop was reassigned to Delta Company 1st Battalion to serve as a Regimental Flight Lead and senior warrant officer. 

CW5 Roop has 28 deployments with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and over 4,000 flight hours. Some of CW5 Roop’s numerous awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), and the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC)). He is married to Jennifer Roop of Jonesboro, Georgia, and they have three children.

A group from ONIT Home and The Honor Foundation presenting the check with the donation amount following the 2023 ONIT Home x The Honor Foundation Golf Tournament

Didn’t Make This Year’s Event? Look Fore-Ward to the 2024 Golf Tournament! 

ONIT Home and The Honor Foundation have announced that the second annual charity golf tournament will take place on March 25, 2024, at the Denton Country Club. Registration for the event opens on November 1, 2023, for both sponsorships and participants.

The second annual charity golf tournament promises to be another great day of camaraderie and support for our nation’s veterans. ONIT Home and The Honor Foundation are committed to providing the resources and tools necessary to help veterans transition into civilian life successfully. By supporting events like the annual golf tournament, we can help make a difference in the lives of our veterans.

a group of golfers listening to the national anthem at the ONIT Home and The Honor Foundation Annual Golf tournament on April 3, 2023 at the Denton Country Club

About The Honor Foundation

The Honor Foundation (THF) is a career transition program for U.S. Special Operations Forces that effectively translates their elite military service to the private sector and helps create the next generation of corporate and community leaders. It achieves this through a three-month program that provides tailored executive education, one-on-one coaching, and access to a nationwide professional network. This program was built by the desire to serve others with honor for life so that their next mission is always clear and continues to impact the world. Every step is dedicated to preparing these outstanding men and women to continue to realize their maximum potential during and after their service careers. The Honor Foundation has 1,800+ graduates to date and has campuses in San Diego, CA; Virginia Beach, VA; Camp Lejeune, NC; Fort Bragg, NC; Eglin, FL; Tampa, FL; and two virtual campuses (THFv). The Navy SEAL Foundation is a Founding Partner of The Honor Foundation.

A view of the ONIT Home and Charity Golf Tournament tents at the ONIT Home and The Honor Foundation Annual Golf Tournament on April 3, 2023

About ONIT Home

Since 2010, ONIT Home has been helping families and businesses create a space they can enjoy. Started by Curtis Kindred and based out of Texas, ONIT installs residential and commercial security systems and water filtration systems, and is soon to offer pest control services and solar panel installations for homes. Our certified technicians install our products throughout Texas. Whatever you need, we’re ONIT!

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